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Sam Garbarski



Status: Completed

Director(s): Sam Garbarski

Main cast: Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara

Short synopsis : Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also try to understand the reasons for his father’s mysterious departure. Can you change the past by living it again?

Long synopsis : Thomas is in his 50s, married, a family man, worn down by the tedium of his life. Returning from a business trip, he takes the wrong train and ends up unexpectedly in the town where he grew up, and to which he has not returned for years. He visits his mother?s grave and is overwhelmed by memories of her, and of his father who disappeared without trace, on the eve of his birthday, 40 years ago. Overcome by dizziness, Thomas collapses, unconscious. Coming to, he sees that his mother's name is no longer inscribed on the gravestone. Is he dreaming, or has he travelled back in time? A child once more, he has no choice but to return home, to his mother, his kid sister, his dog. At school, he is reunited with his old friends, his teachers, the girl with whom he was secretly in love. But right away, something vital is different - his father has not abandoned them. At least not yet. Perhaps the purpose of our hero?s incredible journey is to prevent his father?s disappearance. But can we ever alter the past, even by returning to it?


  • Pascal Greggory, Jonathan Zaccaï, Alexandra Maria Lara, Léo Legrand, Laura Martin, Laura Moisson


  • Producer(s): Karl Baumgartner, Diana Elbaum, Denis Freyd, Thanassis Karathanos
  • Director(s): Sam Garbarski
  • Screenplay: Philippe Blasband, Sam Garbarski, Jérôme Tonnerre
  • DP: Jeanne Lapoirie
  • Editing: Ludo Troch
  • Original Music: Air, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas Godin
  • Set Design: Véronique Sacrez
  • Original Title: QUARTIER LOINTAIN
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: ARCHIPEL 35
  • Production date: 2010
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 99 min
  • Image Ratio: 3.00
  • Sound Info: 6
  • Rome International Film Festival 2010
  • Glasgow Film Festival 2011
  • Odessa International Film Festival 2011